Wed 24 Jun, 2009
Tags: Apologies, Katrina Browne, S. Con. Res. 26, Traces of the Trade, U.S. Senate
Katrina Browne is interviewed today on NPR’s “Tell Me More” about the recent passage of a Senate apology for slavery.
The interview, conducted by Michel Martin, can be heard online here.
Katrina, as a descendant of the nation’s leading slave-traders and the director of a documentary about the slave trade, was interviewed with Daniel Smith, a former civil rights activist and the child of a person born into slavery.
This is a brief but illuminating interview with two people who have thought deeply about this history and its meaning today. Katrina and Mr. Smith both emphasized that the Senate apology for slavery is merely a first step in the process of acknowledging the nation’s history of slavery and racial discrimination, and in addressing racial inequities in areas such as education and health care.